To increase the likelihood of individual and team success, it is imperative to establish a structure that governs:
- who is being measured,
- what is measured,
- when it is measured,
- why it is measured, and
- how it is measured.
A continuous loop of honest, open and direct feedback informs the team and its individuals how well they perform.
Make no mistake; this is difficult work, requiring substantive time to plan, develop, communicate, and manage! Like many of the human factors of conducting business, Performance Management is often ill-conceived, mismanaged, or not shared broadly and clearly. Additionally, the time necessary to conduct the work isn’t properly scheduled as a requirement of every team member’s work week, leading to it being ignored or executed haphazardly. It is critical professional growth, as well as from a physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual perspective, that we dedicate ourselves to this cause.